Watch Navene Koperweis play through Schiermann - Northern Lights

Schiermann, the instrumental project from guitar virtuoso Chris Schiermann released their debut in 2017, which was the culmination of over 10 years of writing. Taking in everything from classic shred, djent, prog and fusion throughout. As well as some blistering guitar moments, the self-titled album also features more than its fair share of drum licks too.

Here, former Animals As Leaders drummer, Navene Koperweis takes a break from his regular gig in Entheos to play through the track Northern Lights. Raised on a healthy diet of Tim Alexander, Terry Bozio and Morgan Agren, Navene plays through the track with some tasty yet accessible chops.

Navene tells us, "I thought the vibe and groove for this track would make for an entertaining drum playthrough! If I can play on someone's music and bring my voice to it then I've done my job. That's definitely my favourite thing to do when playing on any song." 

Navene Koperweis plays: Tama drums and hardware, Meinl cymbals, Evans heads, Pro Mark sticks, Extreme Isolation headphones and Gator cases.  

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.